Meghan Rauber took in the view of downtown and the Back Bay - and lots of trees - from the top of Peters Hill in the Arnold Arboretum yesterday.
Stacy Eblan reports on the Quirky Roslindale Message Board that the Staples on Washington Street is closing on June 11.
The store opened in 2008 in a new building where the Ashmont Home Center used to be. Between Ashmont and Staples came several proposals that never got anywhere, including a chain drug store - stopped by Tom Menino himself to protect the nearby Sullivan's Pharmacy - and a self-storage place.
Around 7 p.m. at Pagel Playground on Hyde Park Avenue.
This is the second stabbing in recent days at a Roslindale park - two people were stabbed at the Fallon Field basketball courts on Thursday.
Chris D. surveyed the damage at Jimmies on Corinth Street, which somebody broke into overnight by smashing the front door. They took the cash register.
Around 5:45 p.m. at the Fallon Field basketball court off Walorth and Tyndale streets. The victim who was stabbed in the chest managed to make it to Checkmate Cafe at South and Robert, where somebody called 911. The other victim was stabbed in the arm. Both victims' injuries are considered not life threatening.
Police are looking for somebody who jumped out of a car, then jumped back in after the stabbings and drove off.
Officers investigating lights on at the Washington Irving School on Cummins Highway around 11 p.m. saw four males in their mid-teens run out. They nabbed three of them on Cummins Highway and on Hawthorne Street - one with the help of a search dog - and recovered a projector.
The Boston Licensing Board today approved its first license for a restaurant to let patrons bring their own beer and wine - to Seven Star Street Bistro on Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale. Read more.
Jake ran across this bucolic scene inside Stony Brook Reservation this afternoon. No, this probably won't cause any brush fires today, given how wet the ground is from yesterday's snow/sleet/rain, but it might show one of the reasons why, pretty much every spring, Boston firefighters have to haul hoses deep into the woods because they erupt in flames. Read more.
In one of those only-in-Boston things, plans for some licensing musical chairs in which a longtime Charlestown bar would sell its full liquor license to a Dominican restaurant in Roslindale, so it could in turn sell its beer and wine license to a coffeehouse in a boutique hotel in Downtown Crossing hit a last-minute snag today. Read more.
A Suffolk County grand jury this week indicted Robert Carrion and Fabiola Ramirez, both 46 and both from Roslindale, on charges they paid their temp workers at a Dorchester laundry company - some of whom worked 100 hours a week - less than minimum wages and no overtime pay and then threatened workers on learning they had talked to state investigators, the state Attorney General's office reports. Read more.
Around 6 p.m., at the Roslindale Barber Shop, 4256 Washington St. in Roslindale Square (next to where El Chavo used to be). BFD quickly doused the flames, but Washington Street was shut to traffic and T buses. An ISD electrical inspector was requested to check out the wiring.